3D Dot Game Heroes Trailer Is Zelda-ishly Good


3D Dot Game Heroes looked neat from screenshots, but from the trailer it looks like pure awesome.

3D Dot Game Heroes is currently in development by From Software for the PlayStation 3. From this new trailer it looks Legend of Zelda infused with a large portion of wicked cool.

The game is a retro-styled action-adventure title that models the entire world using cubes that look like 3D pixels. Killing an enemy will make it explode into a bunch of these cubes. From the small amount of English text in the trailer, the game’s hero must protect the Dotnia Kingdom from something evil involving six sages that protect six orbs which contain the power of god, or something.

Okay, let’s not beat around the bush. 3D Dot Game Heroes is obviously inspired by The Legend of Zelda. The music alone feels like a Zelda remix, but when you throw in the imagery of the falling boulders, the general layout of most areas, and the little Link-ish character throwing boomerangs to open doors in a dungeon while slashing his sword at hopping spider-like creatures, the inspiration becomes obvious.

But I’m not complaining, it looks amazing. The game is scheduled to be released on November 11, 2009, in Japan, and hopefully will make its way to other regions as well. From Software’s other recent PlayStation 3 RPG Demon’s Souls made it out of Japan, so I assume that someone will pick this one up too.

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